Supporter Spotlight: James Steele
27 Sep 2017
Join us as we support James, who is running a half marathon to help raise vital funds for the Charity.
Challenge: Royal Parks Half Marathon
When: 8th October 2017
Where: London (four Royal Parks, including Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Gardens)
Inspiration: James was diagnosed with osteoporosis of the spine in May 2017, due to an overactive thyroid. The diagnosis came as a shock; at 44 years of age, he hadn’t imagined he could be affected by such a condition.
“Awareness of osteoporosis is shockingly low,” says James. “By supporting the work of the National Osteoporosis Society, we can all help to change this and help promote the importance that a healthy lifestyle and diet has on our bone health, to help lower people’s risk of developing this debilitating condition.”
A bit of background: James has been a keen runner for some time, and finds that it not only makes him feel his bones some good, but also helps him cope with back pain.
A semi-professional keyboard player, James has previously supported local charities by performing at numerous fundraising events, although this will be his first sporting fundraising challenge.
“I haven’t previously run for a charity, it has always been something I have done for myself - now I want to give something back.”
Find out more about James and support his incredible efforts on his fundraising page.
You can get involved too!
We rely on the support and generosity of people like you to fund our vital work and the essential services we provide. Together, we can build a brighter future for people affected by osteoporosis.
From marathon runs and daredevil stunts to coffee mornings and community fundraisers, there’s plenty of ways that you can get involved to help make a real difference to those living in the UK with osteoporosis.
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